Growing older is something that no one looks forward to, but it is just a normal part of the aging process. Many seniors are fortunate enough to have family and friends to rely on for their transportation needs. You also have seniors that live alone and have no one to depend on, so how are they supposed to get to and from the supermarket, physician’s office, and senior activity centers?
If you are a senior citizen and in need of transportation, you can always rely on the Senior Transportation Service (STS). STS is a byproduct of Call-a-Bus, which was designed to provide transportation, to all Prince George’s County citizens age 60 and over and those legally disabled. The Call-a-Bus service offers curb-to-curb transportation throughout the county for free or a very low fee.
You can make your transportation reservations by contacting one of the 17 municipalities (see below for phone numbers). They will also answer any questions you may have about the business hours, fares, and rules. The average one-way fare is $1 for senior citizens and free for all people with disabilities. All escorts and service animals are provided transportation for free, be sure to indicate if you are going to need transportation for your escort, when making your reservations.
It is important to note that you must make your reservations 14 days in advance. However, same day requests may be accepted in some instances, this will depend on the need and availability. The day before your trip, you will need to call your municipality to confirm your reservation (no confirmation call will result in a cancellation). On the day of your trip, you should be ready 10 to 15 ahead of time and if the bus is more than 15 minutes late, you should contact your municipality.
All cancellations must be made in advance and if you need to make alterations to your trip schedule or destination, advise the driver as soon as you board. The Call-a-Bus service is also available for seniors and people with disabilities visiting Prince George’s County. These individuals can utilize this service for 21 days within a 365-day period. In order to be approved for Visitor County Call-a-Bus service, applicants must provide their full name, physical address, phone number, existing ParaTransit ID number, with expiration date and type of disability that you suffer from. Your current ParaTransit provider can email, fax, or mail this data to the Prince George’s County Transit office (see below for address and phone number).
Prince George’s County Transit Office
9400 Peppercorn Place, Suite 320
Largo, Maryland 20774
Phone: (301) 883-5656
Fax: (301) 925-1224
List Of Prince George’s County Municipalities
Berwyn Heights (301) 474-5000
Bowie (301) 809-2300
Capitol Heights (301) 336-2300
College Park (301) 345-8100
Bladensburg (301) 927-7048
Cottage City (301) 779-2161
Colmar Manor (301) 277-4920
District Heights (301) 336-1402
Fairmount Heights (301) 925-8585
Glenarden (301) 773-2100
Greenbelt (301) 474-4100
Hyattsville (301) 985-5020
Laurel (301) 498-3693
Mount Rainier (301) 985-6586
New Carrollton (301) 459-6103
Seat Pleasant (301) 336-8678
University Park (301) 927-4262